None of us know what the future will bring. Sometimes the future seems exciting, sometimes it looks bleak. I have hopes and fears for the future like most people. I also have Parkinson’s – a progressive, neurological condition. I hope a cure will be found in my lifetime. I fear my condition will get worse and my quality of life will deteriorate. However, I have to be realistic – they’re both possibilities, but they’re in the unknown future.
What I do know is that I need to make the most of the here and now. Some days are more challenging than others, but even on a bad day, I have a lot to be grateful for.
Hopes and fears are natural. However, mostly I try and stay focused on the present. While doing what I can to influence the future of my condition by looking after myself as best I can now.
I am extremely grateful to all those working towards a cure and I hope one day it will become a reality.
The theme for Parkinson’s Awareness Week (10-16 April 2017) is research.
World Parkinson’s Day is on Tuesday 11 April 2017.
Parkinson’s UK: http://www.parkinsons.org.uk